Antonov rolls out new An-178

Nowadays, any good news from Ukraine is news. One example of good news was the roll out ceremony of the very first Antonov An-178 transport aircraft on Thursday 16 April in Kiev.

The Antonov An-178 is an 118 tonnes payload, short to medium range military cargo aircraft that should be able to operate from just about anywhere. According to the Ukrainian aircraft designer and manufacturer, the AN-178 is meant to replace the An-12 in the transport role.

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Featured image: The An-178 seen on Thursday in Kiev. (Image © Ukraine Today / YouTube)